EIGHT protesters have been arrested today after anti-coal seam gas demonstrators once again attempted to impose a blockade on the controversial Glenugie site.

Around 5am this morning, a group of local farmers arrived at the site where Metgasco is attempting to drill.

The men chained themselves to a Toyota Hilux utility, while other farmers built a cattle fence around them, but police cut the men loose by 10am.

A young girl, believed to be the daughter of one of the farmers, was also removed by police.

"At one, point, there were seven generations of the same family crowded around the vehicle," onlooker Lena Kozlowski said.

Grafton police officer Murray Gillett confirmed at 1pm that eight protesters had been arrested.



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